Detroit Hip Hop aficionado Hex Murda delivers his views on the police brutality seen round the world in only the way Hex can..
A little humor and a lot of serious reflection on what Hip Hop really represents in the eyes of the established powers in the U.S.A.
Thank you for agreeing to share your views on the situation concerning the police brutality perpetrated against the Monumental 5 at the Pete Rock / Smif n Wessun show at Tammany Hall, NYC. I’ve rounded up some interesting questions from the fine folks on my Twitter timeline. Let’s get started.
Question 1 (via Brittney @Long_LeggedLife )
Have you ever had any clashes with police officers before?
"A lot. I was actually bitten by a police horse & involved in a melee w/ police where I went to Jail & the precinct was stormed by angry onlookers."
Question 2 (via @SacredStitch )
With the tension that can build between police and patrons of any venue, what do you think can be done to ensure more safety of the artists as well as the fans at shows?
"I have no idea. The police can pretty much do what they. Unfortunately fans & artists alike just have to follow their commands unless their ready to get busy."
Question 3 (via Lamar of Sony/RED @Whatevaok )
After watching the patrons clashing with police outside Tammany Hall, do you feel that the black Hip Hop community’s reactions to the police that night should have been different than what you saw on the videos?
"I didn’t see anybody doing anything wrong. I think the police wanted to impose their will."
Question 4 (via @RobertaHood )
Steele makes a reference at the end of the police brutality recording (filmed by Jay Diamond) that the “hip hoppers….the current revolutionaries of this time”, are simply being mashed up by the NYPD because the police have nothing else better to do.
In your opinion are “hip hoppers” the current revolutionaries of the time, at least in the perception of the powers that be?
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"Police & the aforementioned powers that be can’t control HipHop, so yes they’re afraid of it. I don’t know if these guys are ready for Revolution. I’m not even sure cats are ready to get pepper-sprayed, but the police know that eventually a powder-keg is gonna erupt. Its gonna have a short fuze, & ironically, the same people trying to stop it are probably gonna ignite it."
Thanks Hex for sharing your views on this ongoing case.
"Eat baboon meat."
(yeah.. that is how the Q&A ended. LMAO.)
-EVIL DEE ON POLICE BRUTALITY AT THE PETE ROCK “MONUMENTAL” SHOW
-PETE ROCK TO STAND AGAINST NYPF POLICE BRUTALITY @ CITY HALL
-LORD FINESSE SPEAKS ON POLICE BRUTALITY @ SMIF N WESSUN SHOW
-DROP THECHARGES AGAINST THE :: #MONUMENTAL5 ::